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Sustainable Investment News Briefing: Goldman Sachs targets $750B in climate investments; Industries make halting steps toward reduced emissions: CalPERS faces “Big Challenge” of climate change exposure

January 6, 2020

How are pensions and other institutional investors grappling with climate change investments themselves? We look at these questions and more in this roundup of some recent sustainability...

New Funds & Fundraising Roundup: Institutional Investors & Corporates Bolster Sustainable Investing in Q4

December 23, 2019

Private equity and other funding for cleantech and sustainability-focused companies flowed strongly in the final months of the year into themes including renewable energy, plant-based...

Sustainable Investment News Briefing: Sustainable Ag Keeps Growing & Institutional Investor Capital Flows to Green Projects

November 29, 2019

We take a look at sustainability news from around the world, including new institutional funds and fundraising, large renewable power projects in New York and elsewhere, and more.

Bad Data, Old Thinking Prevent Climate Risk Integration in Portfolios: CDPQ, Pathstone, Rockefeller Foundation

November 6, 2019

Institutional investors are increasingly working to ensure that their investment portfolios are properly protected against climate risk. That’s easier said than done, though, so...

Sustainable Investment News Briefing: VC Funding Pours into Battery Storage Companies; Vertical Farms Raise Cash; Shell-backed Solar Developer Raises $200M for Asian Expansion; Distributed Generation Gains Interest From Institutional Investors

August 12, 2019

We track major developments within the energy storage and vertical farming sectors, as well as update a range of fundraising activity, policy developments and new investments across...

Green Bonds Draw Growing Interest from Major Institutional Investors

July 5, 2019

Institutional investors are ramping up their interest in green bonds, according to an analysis of recent investment activity and mandates awarded by pension funds, endowments and other...

Asia Sustainable Finance Briefing: China’s Battery Storage and Hydrogen Efforts Get Big Boosts

June 28, 2019

New $1Bil Clean Energy Fund; Goldman-Backed Green Energy Co. in India Scraps IPO; Shanghai Joins Hydrogen-Fuel Vehicle Push; China Remains ‘Most Attractive’ Market for Renewables;...

Energy Impact Partners’ CEO on its $681M Fund, Top Investment Themes & Attracting Project Financing

May 10, 2019

EIP CEO Hans Kobler discusses where it’s deploying capital, working with energy corporates, what big U.S. pensions are seeking and why banks are now financing cleantech projects.

Green Shoots Crop Up for Investor Interest in Sustainable Food & Ag Funds

March 21, 2019

Investors of all flavors — from big institutions to family offices and other high-net-worth investors — are showing signs that the sector could be poised for take-off in the near...